Encoded device for a toner cartridge

  • US 20010036368A1
  • Filed: 05/31/2001
  • Published: 11/01/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/1996
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A toner cartridge, comprising:

  • a sump for carrying a supply of toner;

    an agitator rotatably mounted in said sump, said agitator having a first end and a second end; and

    an encoded wheel coupled to said first end of said agitator, said encoded wheel being structured and adapted to include a first preselected cartridge characertistic indicia having a first extent, a stop indicia having a second extent larger than said first extent and a start indicia having a third extent larger than said second extent.

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